Transfer news: Walcott reveals why he left Arsenal for Everton after 12 years

Posted on Jan 17 2018 - 7:31pm by admin

Theo Walcott has said he left Arsenal for Everton, because he is “ambitious” and wants to “push himself to the next level”.

The 28-year-old on Wednesday completed a £20million move to Goodison Park, ending a 12-year stint with the Gunners in which he scored 108 goals.

This season, Walcot only made six Premier League appearances, all as a subsitute.

“I’m very ambitious and I’ve come here because I want the club to push to the next level.

“And with the players that have come in, I feel like the next level can be reached.

“I’m very excited to be starting a new chapter and I felt this was the right place for me to be.

“The manager is very ambitious and I feel like the club is going in the right direction.

“Everton is a club with a great history. The fans are always passionate, they’re great and I always used to find it very tough playing here.

“The club has won trophies but I want them to win trophies now. The manager is very hungry and it’s just what I need. I’ve had a couple of chats with him and straightaway I felt that hunger and that desire that he wanted from me. I need that and I wanted that.

“I want to be part of something which he’s building and, like I said before, it’s a very ambitious club,” he said at his unveiling.

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